I realized the other day that the flashplugin-nonfree package appears to be broken. It’ll act like its installing but at the end, if you pay close attention, it’ll give an error about the md5sum not matching and give up. This applies to installing the package manually or via the browser notification itself. I wanted to post a temporary fix while we wait for the package to be updated.
Manually Install Adobe Flash
- Download the Flash for Linux archive
- Unpack the archive (/tmp perhaps)
- sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
Once you’ve copied the file Flash should be functional. You may need to restart the browser if you run into performance problems. Also note that these same steps work for installing flash for the Epiphany browser (yes, even placing them in the firefox folder).
If you still have the flashplugin-nonfree package installed this shouldn’t immediately conflict and my guess is that once there is an update it’ll seamlessly fall into place. I don’t forsee any conflicts, but you’re welcome to correct me if I’m wrong.